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Reykjavik Art Museum - Kjarvalsstadir

Flokagata | Klambratun Park, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
+354 590 1200
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A different museum. Those who enjoy architecture will love this building. The café was nice as well.

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Home of Erro (Icelandic / French artist)

Second visit to Iceland and we had to go back to the gallery. Bought another, signed, Erro poster... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Flokagata | Klambratun Park, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
+354 590 1200
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

A different museum. Those who enjoy architecture will love this building. The café was nice as well.

Thank aboyle054
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Second visit to Iceland and we had to go back to the gallery. Bought another, signed, Erro poster. Well laid out gallery with café.

Thank Q Y
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

A very interesting museum with cool exhibitions, a nice cafe, and an interesting setting. Located just outside of the downtown area, Kjarvalsstadir is in the middle of a nice park. Outside there is this metallic "sound box" that you can go into and touch for...More

Thank Milena A
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The pieces featured in this museum are closest to "traditional art" with paintings made by an Icelandic artist. It was interesting to see their interpretation of the Icelandic landscapes, but I wish more artists had been featured.

Thank KPP660
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Not my cup of tea. There are 2 galleries. One I liked, one not so much. It was near where I stayed. Otherwise it might be off the beaten path. There's free parking.

Thank stevinazo
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The museum consists of two exhibition halls, the right one shows different collections of modern art (including non-Icelandic) and the left one contains works by J.S.Kjarval and is highly recommended for every nature&art-lover. When looking to Kjarval's works you'll understand local nature much more than...More

Thank rus9955
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I was really grateful to have visited this attraction before going on the Golden Circle Tour. The exhibition by the Icelandic artist Kjarval helped me see shapes, colours and textures that he himself was said to have helped change how Icelanders viewed their landscapes. My...More

Thank Doozie
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

On the day we visited polling booths were set up for national elections didn't cause an issue the gallery itself has a nice gift shop. There were two exhibitions on when we visited. One hall dedicated to a prolific Icelandic 20th century painter. It's a...More

Thank DublinWelcomesAll
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a small museum, but it has a wonderful collection of paintings by one of Iceland's most noted artists, Johannes Kjarval. His paintings are very reflective of the Iceland topography, and I thoroughly enjoyed being able to see them. This is a must for...More

Thank MsEnergy
Reviewed 13 October 2016

they have an incredible space. one exhibit was the colours of nature, interpreted in woven sheets in a large room. the other large space had paintings, which were very interesting to see Icelanders interpret and share the way they see their surroundings and themselves. always...More

Thank Brandon P
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